Adopting from Animals for Life

All of our prospective adopters must fill out an adoption application and review the application with one of our adoption counselors. The adoption application will enable us to get to know you and your family a little better and help us to better match you with a pet that will suit your lifestyle. Please be advised that you must be at least 21 years of age or older in order to adopt from Animals for Life.

What to expect

We try very hard to make the best possible match between your home and one of our pets, so we reserve the right to deny any application. We also will accept multiple applications on the same animal in an effort to find it the best home.

Animals for Life checks veterinarian references and will make a home visit before and after a pet is adopted. We do not offer same-day adoptions. We do not ship any animal.

No animal will be “reserved” for a family without an approved application. Our adoption fees are crucial to us being able to continue our work, and therefore are not refundable.

For renters: We require written permission from your landlord or management company stating that you are allowed to have pets in your home.

For applicants 67 years old or older: In order to have the best long-term outcome for both the adopter and the cat, we ask that you provide a detailed plan for how to ensure your adopted cat will be cared for should a catastrophic event happen and you are no longer able to care for them.

After the application

After you submit your application, you may be contacted to schedule a meet-and-greet with the cat(s) identified in your application. We request that all household be present at the time of the meet-and-greet to to ensure that the cat(s) are compatible with your household. We will provide you information about the activity level, training needs, and general personality traits of the animals in our care. Please note that advancing to the meet-and-greet stage does not mean your application has been approved.

We remain available for assistance and follow-up advice after a pet goes to a new home. Remember, our job begins with an adoption—we are always happy to hear from you! Our adoption counselors are available to answer any training or behavior questions you may have. As part of our adoption agreement, we have a follow-up program that requires a post-adoption visit with the animal and its family. This is to ensure the well-being and safety of all of the animals that we adopt.

Adoption fees

The adoption fee includes all age-appropriate shots, spay/neuter, test for FIV/FeLV, de-worming, and treatment for fleas/ticks. No cat will be officially adopted without first being spayed or neutered.

  • Cat (thirteen months or older) – $225.00
  • Kitten (twelve months or younger) – $250.00



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